WorldQuest 2013 – A College Bowl-style Game of International Trivia
Location: Santa Fe Community College, Jemez Room, 6401 South Richards Avenue
Cost: $40 General Admission (includes dinner); wine will be available at $5/glass
Please register by Wednesday, February 6!
Join us for WorldQuest 2013, a College Bowl-style game of international trivia, played in teams of eight. It’s a fun way to test your knowledge of world affairs!
Last February, CIR hosted its first WorldQuest quiz competition and dinner event. Six teams of eight joined in the fun. They were asked to answer multiple choice questions covering a range of political, economic, cultural and geographic topics. Each question had four possible answers, but because many of the questions were difficult, the teams enjoyed the debate necessary to arrive at an answer quickly.
This February 8 at 6 p.m. (a Friday evening), CIR members and guests will once again gather in the Jemez Room at the Santa Fe Community College to test their knowledge in an exciting rematch! The format will be the same: questions will be shown on five different screens around the room and teams will have about 30 – 45 seconds to decide on an answer. After each round of 25 questions, answers will be collected – and the correct answers will be distributed. After the first two rounds, there will be a break for dinner, which will be a delicious buffet of Greek food prepared by SFCC culinary students. Wine will be available at a no-host bar to add to the fun. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the evening for the most successful team.
Teams of eight may be formed by businesses, schools, clubs or groups of friends. You can form a team with your smartest friends and family members, or join a team and propel it to the winner’s circle using your dazzling grasp of world affairs! If you want to compete but don’t have a team, come join us Friday night and we will certainly find a team for you.
Register for this event below or by calling the CIR Office: 982-4931. If you are creating a team or joining an existing team, please provide the name of the team in the shopping cart “Comments or Special Instructions” box during checkout. Teams consist of eight people.
SAMPLE QUESTIONS: Last year, the first set of 25 questions teams wrestled with included: When was the War Powers Resolution passed? Who was the first Secretary General of the UN? All of the following countries border Paraguay EXCEPT. If you were planning to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, you would need to go to which country? Which of the following countries has the highest debt to GDP ratio? Which of the following is NOT one of the Five Pillars of Islam? Nagorno Karabakh is a bone of contention between? What two Mexican states border on New Mexico? All in all there were 125 questions.
Try to register your team as soon as possible. The teams last year had a lot of fun and we expect that we may reach our capacity of twelve teams fairly quickly. Good luck!